Thursday, 9 July 2009

July 9, 2009 - a experience in San Diego

Date: June 25.

With Ven. Longyun, we went to San Diego to attend "Cognitive therapy and mindfulness."

We arrived at night. My mediation started from 9:30 to 11:30.

The experience: after formal meditation, I usually lie down and still try to mindful to the breath. That day, I did the same thing. Few minutes I lied down, suddenly, I feel my body like bubble evaporating. I don't think I had sensation feeling of the body, except the head. I was a little scared, but tried to remind calm and focusing that felling as I should do.

Ven. Longyun thought this was something would happen in the begining of meditation and something related to "Qi." If Qi unblocked, such thing will disappear eventually.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Feb.- June

1. Sensation on face: 麻痒(tingling and itching):像蚂蚁爬过(like ants creeping)。左前额最明显(left for head).
2. Like Qi congregating in forehead, skull, nose bridge, eye orbit area: heavy, uneasy of the breath. But sensation become strong. Recently spread to the center of the feet and palm, anus, legs and arms.
3. Have tried: massage, acupuncture, no noticeable release, try to intake more protein (powder, fish, pill, etc)
4. Regular practice: morning: 7-7:30 - 8-8:30am, 1 hrs or so; evening: 11-11:30 -12:00-12:30am. short session added when time allows.
5. Looks like can concentrate a little bit longer
6. Body: quite often notice tense of the shoulder muscle.